Peter Obi Reacts Over Kenyan Protest, Reveals What He Dislike About It

Peter Obi Reacts Over Kenyan Protest, Reveals What He Dislike About It

by Victor Ndubuisi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party for 2023, Peter Obi, has stated that he opposes rioting and the vandalism of public property while endorsing orderly and nonviolent demonstrations that tackle Nigeria’s leadership problems.

In the context of Kenya’s anti-Finance Bill demonstrations, the former governor of Anambra said during the weekend in Onitsha, Anambra, “I’m against riots.” I oppose the vandalization of public property. We will fix them using the same limited resource, for that reason.

“I’m not against peaceful protest. But it must be for reason and not for interest. Often times here you see protests being to satisfy particular interest. It must be properly articulated and properly directed.

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“I recall when people were saying they were protesting against police or any other organisation of the government. I said to them, no. If we have good leadership, their agents can’t be bad. But what happened here is, Nigerians say, our problem is police, our problem is EFCC, our problem is ICPC, our problem is army. No.


“The problem is leadership. If leaders are competent, have capacity and doing the right the agents will fall in line. That is what want. I want to see these things that are properly organised,” he added.

Obi made his remarks during the nationwide protests that have been going on in Kenya due to the proposed tax on sanitary pads, automobiles, phones, food, and other goods.

Notably, throughout the two weeks of protests, more than twenty people had died, compelling President William Ruto to rescind the contentious bill.


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